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Parler’s CEO said the social media app may never come back online.
John Matze, who founded the app in 2018, told Reuters he is not sure the app will come back after Amazon took Parler off its web hosting service. Amazon removed Parler for violating its terms of service, which prohibits content that “encourages or incites violence against others.”
“It could be never,” Matze told Reuters when asked when the app would return. “We don’t know yet.”
Conservatives urged their followers to join Parler after Twitter permanently suspended Donald Trump’s account for violating its civic integrity policy, after a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol building. Parler shot up to no. 1 on the App Store before Apple and Google removed the app from their stores.
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Parler sued Amazon for removing the service, claiming the decision was politically motivated and anticompetitive since Twitter remains on AWS. Amazon soon responded to the lawsuit citing more than 100 examples of violent content that violated the firm’s terms of service.
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech